On June 1, 2003, he became an individual practitioner and Special Counsel to the firm of Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard. On November 4, 2003 he was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki to the Court of Appeals. The appointment was confirmed by the State Senate on January 12, 2004. Since 2006, Judge Smith has taught the State Constitutional Law course at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He and his wife, Dian G. Smith, live in New York City. They have three children and three grandchildren.
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010